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Vick faces different kind of pressure now

His offseason issues aside, the 2007 season figured to be a tough test for Michael Vick. Now, Vick is battling not only for his career but also for his reputation, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: July 17, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- During the first three months of an off-field soap opera that Tuesday afternoon suddenly was extended indefinitely, Michael Vick somehow managed to remain above the fray.

He was not oblivious to the fact his name was linked to a reprehensible and distasteful pastime said to take place on the property of a home he owned in Surry County, Va. But Vick was apparently impervious as federal agents dug, literally, into his past for links that might tie him to a dogfighting ring.

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